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The Walt Disney Company

Overview

Date Founded
1923
Headquarters
2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19808
Type of Company
Public
Employees (Worldwide)
199K
Industries
Recreation & Leisure

Entertainment

Media Conglomerates

Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Consumer Services

Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines

Electrical Products

Computer Software
Company Description
The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through four business segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.
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Chief Executive Officer

Chairman, Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Executive Vice President

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios

Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Executive Vice President, Controllership, Financial Planning & Tax
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Board of Directors


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Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Inc.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nike, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at WE Family Offices LLC

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry Ltd.

Team Member at Deloitte LLP

Chairman, Global Affairs at Estee Lauder Cos., Inc.
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Owners & Shareholders

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SSgA Funds Management (SSgA FM) uses quantitative methods, as well as an industry-specific bottom-up investment approach to select stocks. The firm's mutual funds and institutional portfolios follow the same management style. They offer a broad range of strategies including: Active, Enhanced, and Passive Equity; Active & Passive Debt; Cash Management; Multi-Asset Class Solutions; Real Estate (including Direct Real Estate); Senior Loans; Managed Futures; and Private Equity. cash and real estate. ^The firm's Active, Enhanced & Passive are designed to outperform relative to benchmarks while maintaining appropriate risk exposure. Active equity strategies include enhanced equity and active quantitative strategies. The strategies cover market-cap and style segments of the market including: large-cap core, large-cap growth, large-cap value, mid-cap, small-cap, small-cap value, all-cap, and long-short equity. They also manage long-short and long-short market neutral strategies.SSgA FM's Active & Passive Debt strategies seek to meet clients’ objectives by controlling risk, while diversifying sources of excess return. The firm offers a range of investment styles from passive to active, short to long duration, tax-exempt, sovereign to high yield, and single country to global. The strategies typically use a stratified sampling methodology to build portfolios with the same characteristics as the index using quantitative and fundamental methods.^SSgA FM's cash strategies seek to generate current income while preserving capital and liquidity by investing in diversified portfolios of short-term securities.SSgA FM's Multi-Asset Class strategies employ an asset allocation model as means of diversification and seeks to position assets among major investment categories. The goal is to manage risk and enhance returns.SSgA FM is an advisor to funds that employ both passive and actively managed REITs investing strategies. They also offer direct real estate investment strategies.SSgA FM is an advisor to a fund that employs senior loan investing strategies. An unaffiliated sub-advisor directs the investments of the fund. SSgA FM's Managed Futures strategy allocates assets using two approaches: a managed futures strategy and a fixed income strategy. The managed futures strategy seeks to capture returns tied to global macroeconomic trends in the commodity futures markets, taking both long and short positions. The fixed income strategy is designed to generate interest income and capital appreciation to add diversification to the returns generated by the managed futures strategy.SSgA FM's Private Equity strategies focus on rigorous partner selection, thorough evaluation of quality investment opportunities, and fundamental, research-driven research. The strategies make direct or co-investments across sectors, as well as fund investments.
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State Farm® has been in the mutual funds business since 1968, managing funds then only available to employees and Agents. In 2001, State Farm Mutual Funds products and services became available to the public for the first time. Our main objective is to make each of our 15 State Farm Mutual Funds® a highly competitive and rewarding long-term investment for our shareholders. To help achieve this objective, we use an investment management structure that capitalizes on the unique strengths, focused attention, and knowledge of seasoned investment professionals in State Farm’s internal investment department. Because we offer a wide variety of funds, some outside the core knowledge of our internal investment department, we also have seven other highly-respected asset management organizations working for you. Each of our investment advisors provides well-known, long-established experts in their respective investment strategies and has beliefs and investment philosophies that are consistent with our own. State Farm Mutual Funds shareholders can feel confident that their investments are being managed in a responsible, conservative, and cost-effective manner consistent with a long-term perspective
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MFS Investment Management offers a wide variety of investment styles that combine both fundamental and quantitative research and a bottom-up security selection process. The firm manages more than 60 US mutual fund portfolios that offer domestic and international stock and fixed-income strategies across the full risk spectrum for US investors. They offer separately managed accounts for high net-worth individuals. MFS also offers an array of investment options for insurance companies' separate accounts. Insurance companies can utilize the firm's investment management and services for variable annuity, variable life and group pension products. MFS offers separate account portfolio management for institutional investors worldwide. They manage equity and fixed-income assets for public pension plans, corporate pension plans, bank trust clients, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, individual, multi-employer plans and investment advisory firms.
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Franklin Mutual Advisers (FMA) invests mainly in equity and convertible securities that they believe are available at market prices less than their intrinsic value. Using a value-oriented strategy, each of the firm's funds invests mainly in undervalued stocks that are trading at a discount to their intrinsic value. To a lesser extent, their funds also invest in restructuring or distressed companies. FMA's funds are not limited to pre-set maximums governing the size of the companies in which they may invest. However, the funds invest primarily in mid/large-cap companies.FMA employs a research driven, fundamental value strategy for each of their funds. In choosing equity investments, the firm focuses on the market price of a company's securities relative to their evaluation of the company's asset value, including an analysis of book value, cash flow potential, long-term earnings and multiples of earnings of comparable securities of both public and private companies. Each investment is analyzed separately and there are no set criteria as to specific value parameters, asset size, earnings or industry type.
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Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management provides highly customized financial advice, investment solutions and brokerage services to individuals, families and foundations. As Morgan Stanley’s premier service for individuals and families with significant means, Private Wealth Management specializes in providing clients with custom-tailored financial solutions and a level of sophistication and access to expertise and investments typically reserved for large corporations, financial institutions and endowments.
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Insider Transactions

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Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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Recent Transactions

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The Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. - (Pending)
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The Walt Disney Company purchases BAM Technologies LLC from MLB Advanced Media LP
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The Walt Disney Company, Edl Holding Co. LLC purchase Euro Disney SCA
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The Walt Disney Company, Edl Holding Co. LLC purchase Euro Disney SCA from Kingdom 5-KR-11 Ltd. - (Pending)
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The Walt Disney Company purchases BAM Technologies LLC from MLB Advanced Media LP
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Transaction Advisors

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Accountant
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Fox Family Worldwide, Inc.
Accountant
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Wdrq FM & Wjzw FM from Evergreen Media Corp
Investment Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.
Legal Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.
Investment Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. /NY
People ▾
Investment Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.
Legal Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.
Investment Advisor
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.
Associate & Law Clerk
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
Associate
Advised on The Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
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Advisors & Consultants

People ▾
Legal Advisor
1975 - Current

Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Jones Day
Legal Advisor

Professional at 101 Strategy Partners, LLC
Legal Advisor

Shareholder & Co-Chair, Appellate Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP
Legal Advisor

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Legal Advisor

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP
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Clients

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   Wilmington, DE
Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
   Los Gatos, California
Netflix, Inc. operates as an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. The company operates its business through the following segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. Netflix obtains content from various studios and other content providers through fixed-fee licenses, revenue sharing agreements and direct purchases. It markets its service through various channels, including online advertising, broad-based media, such as television and radio, as well as various partnerships. Netflix was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.
   TEXAS
Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of broadband and communication services. It operates through the following segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, which are provided to consumer, business, and government customers. The Wireline segment offers broadband video and data; corporate networking solutions; data center and cloud services; security and managed network services; and local and long distance voice services. Through its subsidiary, Oath, Inc. the company oversees a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands under Yahoo and AOL, engaging more than a billion people globally. The Oath portfolio includes HuffPost, Yahoo Sports, AOL.com, MAKERS, Tumblr, BUILD Studios, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail and more, with an aim to build consumer-friendly brands. The company was founded on June 30, 2000 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Key Stats and Financials as of 9/30/2017

Market Capitalization
$167B
Total Enterprise Value
$182B
Earnings Per Share
$5.69
TEVNet Income
20.23x
Debt TEV
0.14x
Total Debt
$25.3B
Total Equity
$46.2B
Net Profit
$8.98B
EBITDAMargin
29.99%
Enterprise Value Sales
3.31x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.03x
Revenue
$54.9B
EBITDA
$16.5B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
4.08%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.38%
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2017
Washington National Opera operates as an opera company. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
$20K - $50K
2016
FOOTHILL FAMILY SERVICE BUILDS BRIGHTER FUTURES - EMPOWERING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN RELATIONSHIPS, SCHOOL AND WORK.
$5,000 +
2016
American Indian College Fund provides educational funds to students. It also gives funding for programs in the areas of teacher training, culture preservation, and construction. It also provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.
$5,000 - $10K
2016
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent not-for-profit organization, was created with one simple mission – to allow children living in low-income communities to get away from hot, noisy city streets and enjoy free summer experiences in the country.
$1 - $499
2016
UNITED FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN EMPOWERS CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH ON THEIR JOURNEY TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH SERVICE-ENRICHED EDUCATION AND HOUSING PROGRAMS, ADVOCACY, AND CONSISTENT RELATIONSHIPS WITH A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE.
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Political Donations

$3,000
2014
Chief Financial Officer at Florida Atlantic University
$3,000
2014
Attorney General at Florida Office of the Attorney General
$2,000
2014
Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 33rd District, Ted Lieu
$1,000
2014
$756
2014
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Investments

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Little Star Media, Inc. provides virtual reality platform for entertainment. It offers videos, music, movies, photos, lifestyle, travel, sports, fashion, fitness, real estate, food, and games through web, mobile apps, and Apple TV app. The company was founded by Dominic Gigliol, Matthew Collado and Anthony Mugavero John on April 1, 2014 and is headquartered in Smithtown, NY.
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PlayBuzz Ltd. develops quiz making platform for publishers and brands. It enables publishers, bloggers, marketers, and brands to connect with audiences in a meaningful and share-worthy way, through interactive storytelling in snackable formats such as quizzes, lists, surveys, and ranking. The company was founded by Shaul Olmert, Yaron Buznach, and Tom Pachys in 2012 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Free Stream Media Corp. publishes and delivers applications and television platform technologies. It publishes smart television applications and multi-screen advertising solutions. The company’s automatic content recognition platform connects smart televisions, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones via a Web browser to deliver contextually relevant information to viewer’s second screens. It offers products for advertisers, publishers, television platforms, broadcasters, and hotlist. Free Stream Media was founded by Ashwin Navin, David Harrison, Alvir Navin, Omar Zennadi, David Kurtz and Todd Johnson in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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Naritiv, Inc. operates as an online comedy discovery and engagement platform for premium comedic content. It offers premium comedic content from television, movies and standup featuring comedians and is distributing it on both third-party platforms like YouTube as well as its own socially-driven web applications. The company was founded in 2010 by Daniel Altmann, Geoffrey Plitt and Eric Posen and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.
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StatMuse, Inc. provides software services. The firm offers artificial intelligence platform helping sports fan explore data using simple, natural language. The company was founded by Eli Dawson and Adam Elmore and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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Suppliers

   Entertainment    Issy-les-Moulineaux, IF
Technicolor SA engages in the provision of video and audio production, post-production and distribution services to content creators, network service providers and broadcasters. It operates its business through the following operating segments: Technology, Entertainment Services and Connected Home. The Technology segment develops, protects and monetizes technology, principally through licensing Technicolor's Intellectual Property. The Technology segment is organized around the following divisions: Research & Innovation, Licensing and MediaNavi. The Research & Innovation division is dedicated to inventing, refining and sharing technologies. The Licensing division is responsible for protecting and monetizing the Group's Intellectual Property portfolio and generates most of Technology's revenues. The MediaNavi division includes the Group's platforms and applications aiming at simplifying and enriching the end-user experience to discover, view and share all forms of media. It includes in particular M-GO. The Entertainment Services segment develops and offers video-related technologies and services for the Media & Entertainment industry. It offers services related to content production, preparation and creation, content distribution through physical media and digital media as well as content preparation and management services. The Connected Home segment offers a wide range of solutions to pay-TV operators and network service providers for the delivery of digital entertainment, data, voice, and smart home services, through the design and supply of products such as set-top boxes, gateways, managed wireless tablets, and other connected devices. It also offers software solutions for multi device communication, including Qeo, a software application that allows communication between electronic devices, regardless of brand, within the home, as well as applications for the smart home. In addition, it also offers professional services. The company was founded on August 24, 1985 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
   Social Interest    Hawthorne, NY
SmartPros Ltd. provides education and content publishing and development services. Its products and services are primarily focused in specific markets, including accounting, finance, legal, engineering, securities, and insurance as well as banking and information technology. The company deliver training solutions for accountants, attorneys, securities/financial services professionals, engineers, and many other professionals. The company's content is available in text and video-based formats, deliverable through various mediums as well as through live education and webinars, and can be customized to meet the specialized needs of its clients. SmartPros was founded by Jack Fingerhut and William K. Grollman in April 1981 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, NY.
   Entertainment    Port St. Lucie, FL
Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. provides computer generated animation and digital visual effects. It offers computer-generated imagery (CG) animation and visual effects (VFX) for major motion picture studios and advertisers. The company was founded on July 7, 2009 and is headquartered in Port St. Lucie, FL.
   Investment Services & Portfolio Management    Tampa, FL
Innovaro, Inc. operates as an innovation solutions company. It is focused on delivering innovation solutions to its clients through a combination of software and associated services as well as information for strategic decision making. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.
   Wireless Telecommunications    Luxembourg, LU
Intelsat SA provides satellite services to the communication world. It provides communication services among media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications, multinational corporations and internet service providers. The company also provides commercial satellite to government and other select military organizations and their contractor. Intelsat was founded on July 8, 2011 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.
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Awards & Honors

Rank #53
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by
Rank #53
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by

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